There’s nothing quite like sweet sweet summertime…the sounds of the surf, the kids laughing and the enticing aromas of the neighbors barbecuing burgers. At Panama City Beach Luxury Properties, we know how much you love summer and we’re here to help you plan your perfect beach getaway with a list of just a few of things we enjoy most about our sunny Florida beach days.

Paddle Boarding 

A spin-off of surfing, Standup Paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to spend your Northwest Florida vacay. Whether a novice or an old pro, no worries, come on down and grab a SUP and get out on the water. A popular local Sup brand is YOLO, of course, and they have convenient locations to get you all set up for purchase or rental of this fun and chill recreational gear. Standup paddle boarding is a great fitness activity and something that most locals get stoked about. So, get out and explore, you adventurer you!

Snorkeling 

Shell Island Snorkeling is one of the best spots for Panama City Beach snorkeling activities. To start your adventure you’ll take a shuttle to the west end of Shell Island, which offers some of the best snorkeling in Panama City Beach. During your adventure, you’ll get to experience tropical fish, sponges, corals, and much more. You can even swim with the dolphins that frolic along the shores. Anyone of any level or experience can enjoy snorkeling Shell Island. Packages include shuttle transportation and equipment. You can also head over to 30A and get out to Grayton Beach State Park and swim about 400 feet offshore and you can explore the underwater world around the sea turtle shaped artificial reef. Populations of fish, plants, and various mesmerizing coral species make this a beautiful and excellent choice of a beach day past time.

Swimming

With the gorgeous sugar white shores and warm turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, swimming is an obvious choice of recreation around Panama City Beach. Not in a beach mood? No worries, there are tons of options of beautiful pools to float around in too. Panama City Beach is a great place to visit and offers relaxation at its finest. Contact us today for help planning your stay or book one of our gorgeous homes or condos with a pool and a Gulf view.

Kayaking 

Grab an ocean kayak and set sail on the calm and beautiful water of the Gulf. Shell Island is a great place to not only snorkel, but also kayak. They have kayak rentals available for between $55-$65 daily for you to snag a view of our shimmering turquoise water of the Gulf…and if you’re lucky, get an up close and personal view of some majestic dolphins.  There are lots of options for eco tours and rental companies, if you need help planning contact us today and we’ll be happy to help.

Catching some Rays

The logical choice around Panama City Beach is lounging about and sunbathing underneath the heated veil of Florida’s cerulean skies. Take in the sights and sounds of a gorgeous beach day, just remember to use your sunscreen and protect your skin. Burns are the worst!

Fishing 

The biological diversity of this area is impressive, offering local fresh catches like cobia, redfish, speckled trout, red snapper, and yellowedge grouper. Not only fun to fish for but equally excellent to savor, these fish varieties have been ranked the top local catches according various local chefs and seafood market managers. So book a boat or fish from shore. For information on local supplies and charters, contact us today!

Playing Beach Games 

Ok, so you guys have been in town a few days and the kids are growing a little weary of the monotony of multiple hours on the beach. Well, why not entertain the fun squad with games like bean bag toss, pass the water, and even beach ball race? Bean Bag Toss is a classic. Not wanting to lug that giant board out to the beach? No worries, you can get a variety of sizes of plastic plates representing various points (10,20,30,40), then weigh them down with sand. All you need now are the mini bean bags and you’re all set for some fun. The water game is always fun and all you need are plastic cups and water. Stand the kids in a line and have them pass water over their heads to the person behind them. Repeat until the water is gone.